Director of the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
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Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Updated with additional clarifications of responsibilities on 7/17/12.
Director of the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Position Type: Chesapeake Bay Governor's School/ Director of the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Date Posted: 7/3/2101
Location: Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Date Available: 08/01/2012
Under general supervision of the participating school division Superintendents - to develop, implement, direct, supervise, and coordinate the curriculum and instructional programs for the CBGS School Board; to develop and administer the budget for CBGS; to manage human resources for CBGS; and to develop and implement programs, consistent with the CBGS School Board goals as well as applicable laws.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Develops, implements, and oversees the school's curriculum and instruction programs in accordance with goals and objectives, as well as with applicable laws.
- Fosters a climate in the school that promotes student learning.
- Directs the curriculum development and revision process in the district in accordance with the curriculum development plan/cycle and state and national standards.
- Plans, coordinates and directs the professional development program and activities, as well as continuing education for certified staff, promoting a focus on student learning and professional growth.
- Coordinates, facilitates, and chaperones field studies.
- Directs the selection and adoption of instructional materials, textbooks, and media and software materials.
- Interprets, evaluates and analyzes student assessment and program evaluation results for the purpose of improving instruction and student achievement.
- Coordinates the development and implementation of effective and efficient assessment systems and data collection processes that provide a record of baseline measures and track longitudinal trends.
- Works with classroom teachers to develop programs and incorporate practices and technology that help students of differing abilities and interests to achieve high standards.
- Conducts observations and evaluations of certified staff.
- Works with administrators and teaching staff to coordinate professional staff recognition programs.
- Assists in the recruitment and selection of certified personnel.
- Provides instructional supervision, coaching and evaluation to include classroom observations.
- Coordinates with high school principals, counselors, and gifted coordinators regarding student placements, courses, scheduling, transportation, etc.
- Supervises Governor's School student information system record keeping and reporting.
- Supervises the preparation of all promotional materials designed to inform the public of programs.
- Establishes educational objectives and monitor Implementation of Governor's School’s curricula that conforms to state and national gifted education standards.
- Communicates the latest developments in curriculum and innovative instructional programs to improve student achievement.
- Uses advisory committees to ensure instruction and curricula addresses the needs of gifted students.
- Acts as a resource person to other staff in the development and implementation of administrative practices, policies and procedures.
- Develops and directs school, community and parent involvement programs as appropriate to the instructional programs.
- Directs the development and management of the budget based on state and local allocations.
- Implements and monitors federal and state requirements and regulations pertaining to instructional programs, professional development and curriculum standards.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Responsible for all state reports such as Annual School Report, Crime and Discipline, Five Year State Evaluation, etc.
- Instrumental in the development and implementation of CBGS curriculum by using best practices in the areas of Science, Math, and Gifted Education.
- Works closely with Rappahannock Community College to coordinate class offerings and selection of qualified teachers.
- Supports and encourage shared decision making, teamwork, and collaboration among the entire school staff.
- Develops and monitors Governor's School budget in coordination with the Director of Finance and faculty.
- Monitors expenditures and ensures appropriate fiscal management of appropriated funds;
- Administers procurement, inventory, and discarding of goods and services.
- Administers school-based multiple accounting system (operational and activity) to include local and state revenue and expenditures in compliance with educational accounting standards.
- Establishes effective communication and coordination with Parent and Education Advisory Committee, Community college, business community, and other constituents.
- Prepares and presents Governor School's agenda items to the NHREC Board of Trustees.
Assumes other responsibilities as specified by the Superintendents.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.
Travels to all school buildings, city/state agencies, and professional meetings as required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school buildings.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for the Position.
- Virginia State Certification in PK-12 Administration and Supervision
- Motor Vehicle operator's license or ability to provide own transportation.
- Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Sixth year, doctorate, or other planned program in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership preferred.
- At least one graduate course in each of the following areas is preferred: administration, supervision, secondary school curriculum, school law, and school-community relations.
- A strong background in the sciences and/or mathematics is preferred.
- Extensive successful experience in researching and implementing practices related to instruction, curriculum development, professional development, and supervision at the secondary level
- Successful leadership/administrative experience in designing and implementing effective instructional programs and supervising, mentoring and training staff/personnel, preferable in more than one capacity
- Experience in teaching or administration of gifted education programs is preferred
- Experience in preparing an annual budget
- Experience managing human resources activities
- Strong background and experience in the field of Gifted Education
- Knowledge and experience in the area of Marine and Environmental Science with an emphasis in field studies
- Knowledge of current educational research and practices for gifted education in the following areas is preferred: curriculum, instruction, and instructional technology
- Must possess leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for developing effective working relationships with students, teachers, parents, and school division personnel and other community individuals and groups involved in gifted education